Tag: vaccine
Macedonia 19.06.21 | 13:24

Macedonians go on individual and organized vaccine trips to Serbia

While thousands of Macedonian citizens are going independently to Serbia, for their booster shots, some of the organizations which helped drive the initial wave of immunization in March are also organizing trips there. The SKM chamber of commerce, for one, organized trips to Nish, where citizens who...

Macedonia 18.06.21 | 10:15

Hundreds of cars waiting in line to enter Serbia as Macedonia suffers from vaccine shortages

Dozens of vehicles are waiting in a long line at the Tabanovce border crossing between Macedonia and Serbia, many of them likely headed toward the vaccination points in Vranje and Nish. Macedonia suffers from a major lack of vaccines, while Serbia has plenty of vaccines, even for foreign citizens. This...

Macedonia 16.06.21 | 16:39

Only 5,600 vaccines were given yesterday

The slow vaccination rate continued yesterday, with only 5,611 doses issued. A total of 3,606 citizens received the first dose, and the rest were booster shots. Macedonia faces a major shortage of vaccines, which greatly reduced the speed of vaccinations, which hit 15,000 a day at its peak. Odds are...

Macedonia 09.06.21 | 19:14

Citizens coming for a scheduled booster shot were turned back at a Skopje clinic

Citizens coming to get their booster vaccine shots at the “Bucharest” clinic in Skopje were met with closed doors. Macedonia is practically out of vaccines for the first dose and vaccination of new patients all but stopped, but those who already received the first shot were supposed to be...

Macedonia 07.06.21 | 22:42

As the vaccine flow to Macedonia is reduced to a trickle, citizens turn to Serbia again

Another small batch of nearly 13,000 Pfizer vaccines was delivered to Macedonia today – as part of the Austrian led EU effort. Macedonia is out of spare vaccines and is currently mainly issuing booster shots to people who already received the first dose, while over 400,000 citizens remain on the...

Macedonia 01.06.21 | 11:38

Minister Filipce admits that Macedonia ran out of first-dose vaccines

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce acknowledged that Macedonia ran out of vaccines and said that the expected deliveries of Sputnik and Sinovac vaccines are still uncertain. The vaccination centers are currently focused only on the mandatory second dose for citizens who were already vaccinated once. Ten...

Macedonia 31.05.21 | 15:25

Vaccine shortage: first dose vaccinations rate drops to below 600 a day

The number of vaccines issued to first time recipients dropped to just 597 yesterday, as Macedonia is almost out of vaccines. The Healthcare Ministry, unsure in its future supplies, is keeping all vaccines needed for booster shots in reserve – a little over 10,792 citizens received the second dose...

Macedonia 21.05.21 | 10:35

Macedonia will begin issuing antibody certificates next week

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce announced that Macedonia will begin issuing a QR certificate of vaccination starting next week. The certificate could be used as evidence that the carrier is fully vaccinated, or has sufficient antibodies after going through the infection. This program could be part...

Macedonia 20.05.21 | 11:35

Over 12,000 vaccines issued on Wednesday

A little over 12,000 vaccine doses were distributed yesterday, and of them 9,711 went to people who received their first dose. With this, the number of citizens who are being vaccinated rose to 232,485, including 36,366 people who received both doses. Meanwhile, the number of people registered on the...

Macedonia 19.05.21 | 19:46

2,000 Macedonian citizens registered to get vaccines on the border with Bulgaria

Some 2,000 Macedonian citizens registered to get a vaccine at two border crossings, with the help of a Bulgarian association. The organization led by Milan Vrabevski announced it will offer Macedonian citizens vaccines regardless whether they are also dual Bulgarian citizens or not. The vaccination points...

Macedonia 19.05.21 | 17:48

Starting with early June, Macedonia will begin to rely on the Sinovac vaccine

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce set early June as the period when he expects the arrival of 500,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine. Despite the fact that this vaccine is reportedly less effective then vaccines from other producers, it will likely become the main option available in Macedonia, where currently...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 11:11

New delivery of nearly 10,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines

A new batch of 9,360 doses of the Pfizer vaccine were delivered to Macedonia today. Half of it comes through direct contract with the manufacturer, and the rest through the Austrian supported vaccine delivery program for the Balkans. Macedonia is currently vaccinating about 14,000 people a day, using...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 10:18

President Pendarovski and Government officials will get vaccinated

President Stevo Pendarovski and a number of Government officials will be vaccinated today. Most of them will take the vaccine at the largest mass vaccination site – the Boris Trajkovski sports hall in Skopje. Deputy Prime Ministers Fatmir Bytiqi and Nikola Dimitrov and Ministers Bujar Osmani, Bojan...

World 16.05.21 | 12:57

Orban: Starting Monday Hungarians living anywhere in the world can register for vaccination

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that Hungarian nationals living outside the country will be eligible to register and be inoculated with the coronavirus jab in Hungary as of Monday, the V4 news agency reported. He also shared a video post of the news on social media. We are currently at the...

Macedonia 16.05.21 | 12:54

Vaccination proceeds thanks mainly to Chinese deliveries

After loud criticism in the public that young people are being vaccinated ahead of line, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce insisted that all citizens over 40 years from Skopje, who registered until April, have been given vaccination dates. The pace of vaccinations of about 14,000 a day is expected to...

Macedonia 15.05.21 | 21:41

Man from Skopje left in limbo after being given the wrong dose of the Sputnik V vaccine

A man from Skopje was mistakenly given the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine instead of the first. The Russian vaccine is distinct in that the two doses are different in their effect and should be given consecutively. The man is now demanding written guarantees from the Healthcare Ministry that he...

Macedonia 12.05.21 | 17:09

Hungary donated 6,000 vaccines for Macedonian border guards

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto arrived in Macedonia today to deliver a donation of 6,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines, which will be given to Macedonian border guards. Hungary is the best vaccinated country in Europe, while Macedonia has among the lowest vaccination rates, due to slow procurement...

Macedonia 11.05.21 | 17:00

Cities begin to run out of vaccines as the vaccination rate picks up

Cities in Macedonia are beginning to run out of coronavirus vaccines as the vaccination rate sped up. Makedonski Brod is out of the Astra Zeneca vaccines the doctors there were using. They’re hoping to receive some Sinopharm vaccines to resume work tomorrow. So far 200 citizens were vaccinated...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 11:11

Zaev associates joined him to the front of the vaccination line

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev got vaccinated yesterday, but with him, a number of people from his office who do not meet age or healthcare criteria, also got the vaccine. Macedonian healthcare authorities are still struggling with providing vaccines to the citizens, as the country was among the lowest in...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 17:44

Filipce to get the Covid-19 shot on Friday

Health Minister Venko Filipce is set to get the Covid-19 shot at the Skopje mass vaccination site in the Boris Trajkovski Sports Arena on Friday. He said recently that he had no objection to taking the Sinopharm vaccine after 200,000 doses from the Chinese manufacturer arrived in the country few days...

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